PeopleScout President Taryn Owen Named to 2018 Staffing 100 List of Most Influential People by Staffing Industry Analysts

February 28, 2018

Chicago – February 14, 2018 – PeopleScout President Taryn Owen has been named to the prestigious Staffing Industry Analysts’ 2018 Staffing 100. This list recognizes the most influential leaders in staffing.

During Owen’s five-year tenure as PeopleScout President, she has led the organization to become the world’s largest RPO by volume according to Everest Group. In 2017, Owen oversaw PeopleScout’s release of its disruptive proprietary technology platform, Affinix™, to positive reviews from industry analysts. Following the launch of Affinix, the company was identified by NelsonHall as a Leader, the highest rating, across all categories including Innovation Focus and Candidate Experience Focus in the 2018 NEAT Vendor Evaluation for RPO.

“It’s an honor to be recognized by Staffing Industry Analysts and to be included with such an impressive list of industry leaders,” Owen said. “With the speed of change in the talent landscape, it is imperative that we are focused on innovating to move the industry forward. At PeopleScout, we are focused on transforming how we engage candidates through innovative technology to help us deliver on our brand promise to take our clients’ talent strategies from now to next.”

This is the second consecutive appearance on the SIA Staffing 100 and one of a number of recent accolades for Owen. In 2017, Owen was named to SIA’s Global Power 100 — Women in Staffing list and won a Gold Stevie Award for Female Executive of the Year and a Silver Stevie Award for Woman of the Year – Business Services.

PeopleScout parent company TrueBlue has three other leaders joining Owen on the Staffing 100 list: PeopleReady President Sean Ebner, PeopleManagement President Jonathan Means and Chief Financial Officer Derrek Gafford. In addition, TrueBlue President and COO Patrick Beharelle was inducted into the Staffing 100 Hall of Fame after five straight years on the Staffing 100 list.

“It gives me great pleasure once again to laud a very important group of leaders whose excellence, drive and significant efforts stand out as exemplary in the industry,” said Subadhra Sriram editor and publisher media products at Staffing Industry Analysts.

The 2018 Staffing 100 list is available at

About PeopleScout
PeopleScout, a TrueBlue company, is the world’s largest RPO provider managing talent solutions that span the global economy, with end-to-end MSP capabilities supporting total workforce needs. PeopleScout boasts 98 percent client retention managing the most complex programs in the industry. The company’s thousands of forward-looking talent professionals provide clients with the edge in the people business by consistently delivering now while anticipating what’s next. Affinix™, PeopleScout’s proprietary talent acquisition platform, empowers faster engagement with the best talent through an AI-driven, consumer-like candidate experience with one-point ATS and VMS integration and single sign-on. Leveraging the power of data gleaned from engaging millions of candidates and contingent associates every year, PeopleScout enhances talent intelligence for clients across more than 70 countries with headquarters in Chicago and Sydney and global delivery centers in Charlotte, Toronto, Montreal, Krakow, Gurgaon and Bangalore. For more information, please visit

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